Bluegrass Community and Technical College President Announces Last Day on the Job
LEXINGTON, KY (March 12, 2007) - Jim Kerley has officially resigned his position as president of Bluegrass Community and Technical College effective May 31, 2007. Kerley will become president of Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla. with a salary of $215,000 on June 1.
Kerley served as president of Lexington Community College (LCC) between 1998 - 2004. In July 2004, LCC transitioned from the University of Kentucky to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, where Kerley lead the consolidation of LCC and Central Kentucky Technical College. Kerley served as president of both institutions until the final consolidation and name change to Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Kerley was named President and CEO of the consolidated Bluegrass Community and Technical College in 2005. Prior to coming to LCC, he was president of Hopkinsville Community College in Hopkinsville, Ky. for nine years.
"I extend my sincere thanks to all who have made my stay in the Bluegrass most positive." Kerley said. "And I ask for continued support for this outstanding community and technical college.